Day 1 at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con is finally over and I haven’t been this tired in a very long time. Let me do a recap on all things LEGO related today at the Con. The biggest news there was probably the failure of the exclusive Spider-Woman minifigure giveaway. As you may have seen in my earlier post, the LEGO floor staff had to shut down the whole thing 15-20 minutes into the giveaway due to overcrowding. If you’ve been to SDCC before, once there’s any sort of overcrowding, they would be forced to shut down things like this. As a result, there are still some left over raffle tickets left over for Spider-Woman and will be given out tomorrow morning at 11:30 but this time it’s at the West Terrace. At that time, LEGO will also be giving out tickets for the Amazing Spider-Man minifigure as well. At 3:30pm, check if you have a winning ticket on LEGOraffle.com and if you do, head back to the LEGO booth to pick up your precious.
Another thing that I noticed that was a little out of control was the line for the LEGO The Hobbit Micro Scale Bag End and the LEGO Star Wars JEK-14 Mini Stealth Starfighter exclusive sets. People were lining up for the minifigure giveaway when the line was for tickets to get the two sets. This confusion led to a line that snaked a couple of times around the whole booth. There were only a limited amount of each set … Continue
On April 28, 2012, The Back to the Future – DeLorean Time Machine set by Masashi Togami has achieved the 10,000 supporters needed for LEGO to consider it to be released as a commercial set. We here at The Brick Fan like to congratulate Masashi on a job well done! The set was put on LEGO CUUSOO on August 1, 2011 but patience has paid off. There’s still an issue with the licensing but I’m not surprised if The LEGO Group already has something set up already. Hopefully we’ll get to see this set in production in the near future. Below is the official LEGO CUUSOO statement.
Congrats on 10,000 Supporters, m.togami!
Slow and steady wins the race. You came out in front early on with the DeLorean model and you have done it thanks to hard work and persistence. The awesome LEGO model didn’t hurt, either. Congratulations!
As we’re approaching the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, this project could not have come at a better time. Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Jury” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product, including playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every LEGO product goes through a process like this … Continue